Forbes Shire Council’s Central West Livestock Exchange (CWLE) is one of only a few businesses that are addressing barriers for people with disabilities to partake in finding and keeping work in an industry such as the Livestock Market.
“Forbes Shire Council needs good people to work in our team and we do not dis-criminate who those people maybe,” said Forbes Shire Council General Manager, Steve Loane.
“When Ryan Glennan and his mother asked about working with the team out at the Central West Livestock Exchange we didn’t hesitate in giving Ryan a go.”
The Federal Government is currently working on a new National Disability Em-ployment Strategy and CWLE manager, Cassi Walmsley, cannot wait for this to be put into action.
“Ryan is a real joy to have working with us,” said CWLE Manager, Cassi Walmsley. “He is so dedicated and reliable on the job, it’s wonderful to see.”
Ryan has been working at the saleyards for three years and when asked what he likes about working at the Saleyards, he said: “We (at Forbes) have the best saleyards here, there aren’t too many gates.”